Acorn Park is an independent, specialist day and residential school that caters for children and young people aged 6 – 19 years who have communication and learning challenges associated with Autism. We are a fully integrated community made up of a range of professionals from different backgrounds employed to meet the diverse needs of the young people and families that we support.
Within the school and care home we have 3 distinct programmes for the children that we support, The Grandin, Hulvers and The Oak Tree Centre. Each one of these programmes is underpinned by the understanding that children on the Autism Spectrum are more likely to have happy and fulfilling lives and if we support the development of their autonomy and wellbeing by giving them effective ways to communicate and building their capacity to cope with the demands and challenges of their lives. Our outstanding group of teachers, care staff, learning support assistants, therapists and psychology staff work together as an integrated team to ensure that each and every child is at the heart of everything we do.
We recognise that for some children to achieve their potential, parents and professionals have to spend a little more time and energy putting together a support package that is going to be meaningful and effective. For children and young people whose needs are more complex we have created bespoke provisions which aim to build a personal curriculums to develop a child’s communication, emotional regulation, independent living skills and access to the community.